Shall we watch Star Paws or the Hound of Music? Cinema bosses offer dog-themed viewings for pets and their owners
These days it’s not enough to give your dog a decent walk every day and maybe a few tasty treats.
Now owners can take their canine buddies along with them to the cinema to watch doggie blockbusters such as Lassie, Hotel For Dogs, Bolt and the original Scooby Doo.
The screenings are taking place at the Ducie Street Warehouse complex in Manchester, where owners are already welcome to take their pets into the cinema.
Now it is offering the dog-themed viewings at its 36-seat venue every Monday for pets and their owners.
The cinema has been adapted for the animals, with lower sound levels and well-lit rooms. So far every night has been a sell-out.
The idea was suggested to venue staff by guests.
Owners sit with their dogs as they watch a film at the Ducie St Warehouse cinema in Manchester
Dog owners can now tuck into ‘pawpcorn’ with their four-legged friends to watch blockbusters in the cinema
Events manager Nathan Wrigglesworth said: ‘People love to treat their dogs as a member of their family. They don’t just want to take dogs on walks – they want to involve them in their whole life.’
Ducie Street ensure the dogs remain well-fed, offering them a range of treats and even ‘pawpcorn’.
Mr Wrigglesworth added: ‘Only humans get seats. Depending on how big they are, some dogs will sit on their laps or on the floor.
‘Most are running around saying hello to each other. Whether the dogs are actually watching the film – that is still up for a debate.’